Mike’s Walks

Two Sad People Looking Forward to Next Season

Nearly at the Top; walking in the Italian Dolomites

Well our four wonderful Dolomite hiking breaks and the last two Peaks cancelled we are two very sad people are now back and missing the stunning views of the mountains. The Italian trekking breaks would have been a great success and everyone would have been was blown away by the Hotel Digon with its amazing

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Festival of Ladin Culture in Canazei

Rifugio Firenze a mecca for Ladin culture on a sunny September day

Canazei is a village in the heart of the Dolomites. On the first weekend of September every year the village hosts the traditional Festival of Ladin culture. For four happy days, folk playing Ladin music and enjoying a dance are everywhere. Ladin’s participate in traditional costume parades and eat typical Tirolean food while they celebrate

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Alpine Flowers in the Dolomites

Gentian one of the more lovely alpine flowers

Awesome snow-capped towering peaks have inspired and challenged climbers, walkers, artists and photographers for eternity. The Dolomites are also very special to one particular group of enthusiasts, those who love Alpine flowers. When the winter snows melt away, you’ll see spring flowers turn these majestic mountains into one of the greatest Alpine flower gardens in

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Walking in the French Alps

Guests loving walking in the French alps

There is a lot of Walking in the French Alps, but the Aiguilette des Posettes is a great half day walk. This is a definite must do, picking a nice sunny day will add to the experience and is a big favourite with Pinnacle Walking Holiday guests. This little mountain has great 360 views. Aiguilette des Posettes

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Herdwick Lambs in the Spring

Herdwick Lambs an unique Lakeland feature

Herdwick lambs are born black, but as they mature they develop white, or hoar-frosted, head and legs. Herdwicks are the native breed of the central and western Lake District and live on the highest of England’s mountains. They are extremely hardy and are managed in the traditional way on the Lake District fells. Lakeland has

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Walk of the Month | Lac Blanc

a popular walk on a summer holiday in the alps with pinnacle walking holidays

Every year on our French Alps walking holiday we repeat the beautiful hike to Lac Blanc, it’s a huge favourite with everyone, because it boasts such amazing views. We would say it’s a photographers dream, not only for breath-taking mountain views but also the chance to spot wildlife at its best. It’s by far one

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Our Walking Tips for Helping you Choose the Right Holiday

Getting walking tips at Refuge Bernard

Walking Tips to Booking the Perfect Holiday Taking a walking holiday sounds great fun, fresh air, exercise and the company of likeminded people. However choosing the wrong type of holiday could be a miserable experience, it’s so important to choose the right one for you and your ability. It is well worth doing plenty of

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Chamonix Walk of the Month | Signal Forbes

Signal Forbes a favourite walk from Chamonix

As this is one of the most spectacular walks in the Chamonix valley hence we always try to include the trek to Signal Forbes in our walking breaks. Taking the Aiguille du Midi cable car to the midway station brings us to the start of the walk. We leave the cable car station before descending

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Wet Bank Holidays in the UK; dream of Alps and Dolomites

Monsal Dale one of many Peak District walks close to Monsal Head

This weekend sees another one of those times in the UK where the weather looks chilly and maybe a little wet, as usual. Dreaming of the Alps and Dolomites So, no for us as we are starting to get ready for our walking breaks in the French Alps, making sure we have everything in place

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Rifugio Bolzano in the Dolomites

The castle in the Dolomites and the symbol of South Tyrol.

They call Rifugio Bolzano the castle in the mountains: it sits on the Sciliar/Schlern plateau and has become the symbol of South Tyrol. Our walk of the month is the Rifugio Bolzano; it’s a difficult walk but has the most rewarding views. It’s not on the Pinnacle Walking Holidays itinerary, but on day off if

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